Community Updates

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A Smart and Livable Solution for Downtown Parking

Strengthening the vitality of the downtown is one of my top priorities as mayor.   I have heard from Kingstonians, and I agree, that one of the keys to the continued vitality of the downtown is more residential development. That’s of course because more downtown apartments or condos means more people living right downtown creating a…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – October 20

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in three minutes or less. Highlights from the October 20 Council meeting include; discussion of a city partnership with a local developer to build a public parking facility in the downtown, an update on the the open…
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Getting Involved in Your Community: Apply for a City Committee or Board

As mayor I have the great privilege of meeting and interacting with local volunteers every day. I am continually impressed by the wealth of knowledge and talent among Kingston residents and the willingness to use those talents toward the betterment of our community. City Council has set forward an exciting vision to make Kingston a…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – October 6

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in three minutes or less. The October 6 edition includes; discussion of the Princess Street reconstruction – Big Dig 3 – award of contract, council endorsement of the KEDCO review process and a preview of the new integrated…
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An Exciting New Tourism Brand for Kingston

This week City Council was presented with a bold new tourism brand for Kingston. This re-branding plan will help to define how we market Kingston as a top rated tourist destination. The creation of this new tourism brand is part of a larger effort by the Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), Tourism Kingston (KEDCO) and other key…
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Federal Election – Keeping the Focus Local – second edition

As I posted last week, the federal election is now well underway and I want to see important local issues front and centre to ensure our community’s key priorities that requiring federal partnership can be achieved. I have reached out to all local candidates in both the Kingston and the Islands and Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston ridings, the…
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My Letter to the Community: Proposed KEDCO Review

Over the last number of months there has been a lot of interest expressed across the community about how best we can manage our community’s economic development effort. Some of it focuses on mechanisms like KEDCO, or on infrastructure and other ways the city can support economic development. It is clearly a top priority among…
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Federal Election – Keeping the Focus Local

The federal election is now well underway and I want to see important local issues front and centre to ensure our community’s key priorities that requiring federal partnership can be achieved. Over the last several weeks I have reached out to all local candidates in both the Kingston and the Islands and Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston ridings, the…
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Reviewing Economic Development in Kingston

Over the last year Kingstonians have raised an increasing number of questions and concerns about KEDCO, Kingston’s economic development agency. Concerns and questions have centered on a lack of transparency to the public, a call for more accountability to council and taxpayers, and how KEDCO compares to economic development agencies in other cities. My position on…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – September 15

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in three minutes or less. The September 15 edition includes; KEDCO’s presentation to Council outlining their review process that will begin this fall and invite public input and suggestions, the discussion on providing low income residents more affordable…
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